Large Molecules Problem Set
Problem 2: Identification of biological molecules
2. The structure on the left is a(n) _________________, and the structure on the right is a(n)_________________.
carbohydrate, amino acid
Carbohydrates have the general formula of C(H2O), with abundant hydroxyl
groups (-OH); amino acids have conserved amino and carboxyl groups,
and variable R-groups all attached to the alpha carbon. Valine is the
amino acid illustrated.
||nucleotide, amino acid
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